On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action.
Douglas Roy Dilworth Harrison: 26th March
Associate Member 1912.
Mechanical Engineer, Prince Line Steamships.
Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers; then 2nd Lieutenant/Assistant Adjutant Durham Light Infantry.
Killed in action.
Sec.-Lieut. DOUGLAS ROY DILWORTH HARRISON, Durham Light Infantry, was born at Burnley on 11th February 1883.
He was educated at Burnley Grammar School and Manchester Grammar School.
At the age of sixteen he began an apprenticeship of five years with Messrs. Clarke, Chapman and Co., of Gateshead, and on its completion in 1904 he remained with the firm in the drawing office for a year.
He then went to sea as 3rd Engineer with the Prince Line of Steamships, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and became Chief Engineer in 1909.
In 1915 he entered the Royal Fusiliers, and subsequently became Sergeant, and later joined the Durham Light Infantry; becoming 2nd Lieut., Assistant Adjutant.
His death took place in action at Hamel on 26th March 1918, at the age of thirty-five.
He was elected an Associate Member of this Institution in 1912.
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